Archives for April, 2013

Facebook’s Platform Policy Explanation Only Raises More Questions

Facebook is hard to read. On the one hand, Mark Zuckerberg’s key line is, “making the world a more open and connected place.” And then we take a look back on the recent past and see a history of what seems to be the exact opposite behavior. In the past few ...

Samsung Working to Fix Security Flaw on Some of Its Android Devices

Chain image copyright Evgeny MukhinSamsung said Wednesday that it is working to fix a security flaw related to the lock screen on its Android devices. The flaw, posted on Terence Eden’s website, could allow a user to skip any security measures and open any app. Eden also posted a video showing ...

Microsoft’s vision of our future is big screens and big data

Summary: Microsoft had a handful of journalists at its new Envisioning Center last week to show off its latest and greatest technology. Here’s what it demonstrated. photo: Microsoft What do you get when you cross a massive touchscreen, a Kinect, some sort of computing device and a whole lot of data-processing technology? You ...

Zynga Shows Investors It Has a Chance

Zynga’s fourth-quarter earnings are just rolling in, and they look good compared to the company’s already lowered expectations for the period. Minutes after the release went out, Zynga’s stock was up nearly 5 percent to $2.88 a share. During regular trading today, Zynga’s shares were already higher based on an analyst’s ...

AppNeta lands $16M as networking and application monitoring heats up

Summary: Investors remain interested in funding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings that help devops employees keep an eye on applications and networks, and a $16 million Series C round for AppNeta is the latest example. photo: AppNeta AppNeta, whose monitoring services let devops teams track the performance of a website, the networks it uses and ...

Amazon Whispercast for Kindle now lets organizations manage mass app distribution on Fire tablets

When Amazon introduced its Kindle Whispercast service back in October, it did so with the promise that ''bulk app distribution' would be coming soon for Fire tablets. Fast forward to today and that feature is now live, giving organizations the ability to push purchased applications from an administration ...

Deezer is bringing its streaming music service to smart TVs, via deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba

Streaming music service Deezer has announced deals with three electronics giants to launch its service on smart TVs during 2013. The deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba will allow Deezer subscribers to access their favorite playlists, tracks and recommendations on compatible TVs. Meanwhile, non-subscribers will be able to explore 30-second clips of ...

Chitika: iPad at 81% tablet web share in North America, Kindle Fire grabs 7.7%, and Galaxy line takes 3.9%

Apple’s iPad has entered 2013 dominating once again, owning over four-fifths of Web traffic in January for the US and Canada. Rounding out the top three were Amazon’s Kindle Fire at 7.7 percent and Samsung’s line of Galaxy tablets at 3.9 percent. The latest figures come from Chitika Insights, which says ...